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US Politics & Gov't

Open Thread - 4/17/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

TomCat
- 7 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
If Idiot Runs the Reich
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Campaign 2016, GOP lies, Republican Reich )

TomCat
- 8 hours ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment.
On Your Day
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: holidays )

TomCat
- 8 hours ago - politicsplus.org
The graphic is the entire article.
No Palestinians Need Apply to Program on 'Palestinian Issue' at Center for American 'Progress'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Center for American Progress, Israel, Palestine, Israeli Lobby, politics, democrats, ethics, dishonesty, news, propaganda, corruption )

Carrie
- 20 hours ago - mondoweiss.net
A week from today theyâEUR(TM)re having a program on US-Israel relations at the Center for American Progress, which is a think-tank linked to the Democratic Party. And notice: There's not a Palestinian in sight.
Jeb Bush Funneled Almost $2 Billion in FL Pension Funds to Brother's 'Pioneer' Donors
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Jeb Bush, G.W. Bush, corruption, republicans, government, ethics, dishonesty, politics, abuse, elections, crime, news )

Carrie
- 21 hours ago - dailykos.com
This is the same scam Chris Christie has been running in New Jersey ~ looting State Pension Funds to reward political donors. It screws middle class workers who paid into these funds, while benefiting the 1%-ers who bankroll Republcan campaigns.
My Travels on the Clinton Conspiracy Trail
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Hilary Clinton, Bill Clinton, candidates, elections, ethics, politics, media, democrats, republicans, news, propaganda, lies )

Carrie
- 22 hours ago - motherjones.com
I met Larry Nichols, the self-described smut king of Arkansas, at a breakfast joint in Conway, not far from the spot where he claims Bill Clinton loyalists once fired on him and a reporter for London's Sunday Telegraph.
Elizabeth Warren May Not Be Running, But She's in 2016 Race Anyway
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, politics, government, Hillary Clinton, elizabeth Warren, democrats, elections, u.s. )

Cal
- 22 hours ago - csmonitor.com
Hillary Clinton has struck a populist tone in her early days as a presidential candidate, and at times, she sounds like liberal darling Elizabeth Warren. There's a reason for that.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Stand With Bernie Sanders: Tell the Senate to Reject Fast Track Authority for the TPP
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: TPP, activism, us, obama politics, usa, news )

Cal
- 22 hours ago - act.democracyforamerica.com
The TPP is a disastrous trade agreement designed to protect the interests of the largest multi-national corporations at the expense of workers, consumers, the environment and the foundations of American democracy
Americans Favor Fifteen Dollars An Hour for Congress ~ POLITICAL SATIRE ~ HUMOR
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Andy Borowitz, Humor, Satire, congress, minimum wage, government, ethics, economy, republicans, democrats, abuse, politics, news )

Carrie
- 23 hours ago - newyorker.com
In major cities across the nation, fast-food workers and other service employees held signs, shouted chants, and gave impassioned speeches to demonstrate their conviction that Congress deserves a maximum hourly wage of fifteen dollars.
Raise the Federal Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Minimum Wage, tipped workers, fair pay, labor trafficking, equity, politics, laws )

Sabine
- 1 day ago - bullhorn.nationofchange.org
While other federal minimum wages have increased throughout the years, the minimum wage for tipped employees remains the same. Since 1991, the federal minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.13 per hour, according to the Department of Labor.
Poll Results - 4/16/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: blog news, polls )

TomCat
- 1 day ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment.
Open Thread - 4/16/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

TomCat
- 1 day ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
Private Company Conspired With Police To Hold Poor People For Ransom, Lawsuit Charges
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: debt, Georgia, private prisons )

Judy
- 1 day ago - thinkprogress.org
Red Hills Community Probation only gets by with this through the cooperation and assistance of the police.
Open Thread - 4/15/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

TomCat
- 1 day ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown). Today's only article so I'll be sending no cards today.
American Democracy Is Doomed
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: democracy, Matthew Yglesias, parliamentary system )

Dandelion
- 1 day ago - vox.com
The best we can hope for is that when the crisis does come, Americans will have the wisdom to do for ourselves what we did in the past for Germany and Japan and put a better system in place. Is a long article but I think it is worth a mental walk through
 

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